FTA dismayed

The Freight Transport Association says it is “dismayed” at the government’s failure to establish Operator Licensing in Northern Ireland.  The necessary bill, the long-awaited Goods Vehicle (Operator Licensing) Bill got its Royal Assent in January this year.  “The momentum that we saw earlier in the year seems to have been lost,” according to Tom Wilson, the FTA’s head of policy for Northern Ireland.  “When it comes to improving the safety of our roads and applying the same standards that operators face in the rest of the UK, there is no room for complacency and there really ought to be a greater sense of urgency from government.”
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